Time for school! How many times did I say that to my own kids? Well, countless probably. The next best thing to going to school is reading about it so here are a few that stand out for me.
The Night Before Kindergarten and The Night Before First Grade byNatasha Wing . These two books are based on that old favorite Twas the Night Before Christmas. The illustrations are cute and the cadence is familiar and soothing for those first-day jitters. Pick the one that’s right for you. Appropriate for ages 4-7.
Miss Nelson is Missing by Henry Allard Jr. and James Marshall. Miss Nelson’s class has been misbehaving so, when she is absent, a nasty old substitute teacher takes her place. A funny story about behavior in school with great illustrations by Mr. Marshall, one of the artists I admire. Appropriate for ages 5-9.
I came across a new favorite which I only picked up because of my son’s love for all things Star Wars. The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger is a hilarious tale of a weird boy whose Yoda finger puppet dishes out sage advice to sixth graders and changes a misfit into a hero. Appropriate for ages 9-12.
Until next week, reading keep on!